How has it been a month since my last blog? Time seems to be flying by, & I have recently added another job to my daily tasks – I have started doing work for Genetic Alliance South Africa & absolutely love every moment of my time there. I always want to make a difference in the world, even if it is in a small way, & I feel like this really provides me with a great platform in which I can do that.
Another way I am consciously making an effort to be the change is by not making use of single-use plastic bags. If I end up doing more shopping than I planned for, then I put it straight into the trolley & carry it into my house handful by handful. Because really, what is our excuse for making use of plastic that is polluting our beautiful earth & oceans? Especially when we have products like MyBaguse.
These bags are not only gorgeous, but functional & are helping to recycle the waste that is polluting our beautiful South Africa.
Your name: Jade Du Toit
Business name: My Baguse
Tell me a bit more about your business:
MyBaguse makes high-quality and stylish reusable foldable bags
The mission at MyBaguse is to make bags that full many needs, are well-designed, as affordable as possible and produced in a way that’s mindful of the environment.
MyBaguse Bags are made from 40% recycled nylon sourced from pre-consumer waste. They hold 2 to 3 plastic bags worth of goods and are great for many activities and outings. Whether its a trip to your local grocer, the beach or even an overnight stay, a MyBaguse bag is your versatile, sustainable companion for any of your daily activities. Do good while you look good.
MyBaguse bags are machine washable, line dry and fold into a small pouch for easy storage and access. ‘They fit perfectly into the side of a handbag and are easy to access when out and about shopping, visiting the pool or browsing at the market.’
Where did the idea for this come from: MyBaguse concept was created by Jade Du Toit on a family holiday up the West Coast of South Africa. After walking the beach with her young son and daughter and seeing the amount of plastic built up, she went on a search to find a reusable tote bag that was aesthetically pleasing, durable and compact. With no luck finding what she was looking for, she decided to make the bag she envisioned herself.
Why do you think it is so important to reduce waste: I think it is hugely important to reduce waste to help save our oceans, environment and animals. This planet is our home and we need to look after. It.
Where can people purchase your bags from: my website.
Why are you so passionate about what you do: I love the feeling that I am giving back and trying to make a change (one bag at a time)
Quote you live by: Every cloud has a silver lining
Driving to work on a daily basis, & going out to the township for my RareBear Project reminds me how vital it is that we cut down on our waste. We need to be aware of what we are doing & stop destroying this beautiful place we live in.
Be the change!